Player Safety


Parents Sue School District

The parents of a high school student who allegedly suffered a concussion while playing football two years ago have filed a lawsuit against the Hermiston (Ore.) School District.

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New Guidelines

After reviewing 25 years of research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new clinical recommendations for treating children with mild traumatic brain injury… more »

Real-Time Temps

The University of Virginia used ingestible thermometers to monitor player temperatures in real time this summer — another tool in the fight against heat illness prevention… more »

Prepare for Impact

A look at how tense neck muscles and head position prior to an impact can influence concussion risk… more »

Spread the Word

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society recently completed a four-year-long concussion management and care education initiative, and the impact was felt throughout the state and beyond… more »


More Athletes Fearful

The results of an annual survey indicate that today’s student-athletes have heightened concerns about concussions. 

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Different Result

When a football player at Texas A&M University suffered heat stroke last spring, the sports medicine staff quickly modeled the correct reaction, in contrast to the recent reported actions at the University of Maryland… more »

To Play or Not

With many parents today hesitant to allow their kids to play football for fear of head injuries, two married athletic trainers with a young son weigh in… more »

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